The 4th anniversary of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement was celebrated at the Myanmar International Convention Center II in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
It was attended by President U Win Myint, Chairperson of National Reconciliation and Peace Center State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, former President U Htin Kyaw, Vice Presidents U Myint Swe and U Henry Van Thio, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than, Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Chairman of Constitutional Tribunal of the Union U Myo Nyunt, Chairman of Union Election Commission U Hla Thein, Deputy C-in-C of Defence Services, Commander in Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Deputy Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U Tun Aung (a) U Tun Tun Hein, Deputy Speaker of Amyoth Hluttaw U Aye Thar Aung, Union Ministers, Union Attorney-General, Auditor General of Union, Chairman of Union Civil Service Board, Chairman of Peace Commission, Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council, Chief Ministers of Regions and States, Chairman of Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, Governor of Central Bank of Myanmar, senior Tatmadaw officers from the Office of Chief of General Staff (Army, Navy, Air Force) and the Office of Commander in Chief (Army), chairpersons of Hluttaw Affairs Committees, Commanders, Deputy Ministers, representatives from political parties, witnesses of NCA Signing, members of UPCC and UPWC, committee members of JMC-U, leaders and representatives from the signatories of ethnic armed groups, diplomats, representatives from international organizations and invited guests.
The ceremony started with the performance of artistes from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture with the song of ‘Truth from Panglong Land’, followed by screening of a peace process documentary video and the performance of Kayan youth with the song of ‘Peace is Essential’.
Chairperson of NRPC and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Commander in Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Karen National Union (KNU) Chairman Saw Mutu Sae Poe delivered opening remarks at the ceremony.
Then, President U Win Myint, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, former President U Htin Kyaw, Vice Presidents, Speakers of Hluttaws, Chief Justice of the Union, Commander in Chief of Defence Services, and leaders of ethnic armed groups had documentary photos taken together with the attendees at the ceremony.
At night, Chairperson of NRPC and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi organized a banquet for the attendees of the 4th anniversary of NCA. It was attended by President U Win Myint, former President U Htin Kyaw, Vice Presidents, Speakers of Hlutaws, Chief Justice of the Union, Commander in Chief of Defence Services, leaders and members of ethnic armed groups, and the invited guests.
At the dinner, President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi cordially greeted those attended the dinner. —MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)